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Teldon Print Media Switches To SONAbeam After Trials And Errors

Washington, D.C. – May 6, 2005fSONA Systems, a leader in optical wireless technology, today announced that Teldon Print Media has selected fSONA for its optical wireless connections.

Teldon Print Media, like many companies in the printing industry, migrated to a networked workflow leaving behind the days when files had to be transported on removable media. In an industry where file sizes are upwards of 200 megabytes and prepress shops can spend ten to thirty percent of their time moving files, having a fast network is not a luxury but essential to the business's bottom line. Transporting a 200 MB file would take over 8 hours on a 56 Kbps connection but that would drop to less than two seconds with a gigabit connection.

Teldon already uses a sophisticated Internet-based system for customers to upload print files but the need for bandwidth doesn't end there. The files still need be moved throughout the company so a bottleneck in their LAN can be just as detrimental as one to the Internet. Further, Teldon has been expanding through acquisitions and so needed to combine the assets of four different companies into one entity. This led to one key building being off the LAN and the need for optical wireless to bridge that gap.

“It was like night and day,” commented Monty Wong, Technology Manager for Teldon Print Media. “The SONAbeam's performance was obviously superior. We made the move after a disappointing experience with another vendor's gear that left us with significant downtime whenever the weather turned foul. With these repeated errors in mind, we were more than a bit skeptical about the technology but decided to give fSONA's higher quality systems a try. We thought we would need three months to be certain, but after only one month, we were already convinced.”

“fSONA's products are perfect for enterprises who must transport very large files such as print houses, hospitals, universities or movie production companies,” said fSONA's Chief Executive Officer, Sunny Taylor. “The SONAbeam series can ramp bandwidth up to 1.5 gigabits per second which more than matches the speed of a Gigabit Ethernet LAN network and they can be installed in less than a day for a fraction of the cost of laying fiber.”


About fSONA
fSONA Systems is recognized as the preferred provider of optical wireless solutions for government, enterprise and service provider markets around the globe. Leveraging leading edge advancements in 1550nm optical transmission, the SONAbeam™ family of systems, based on free-space-optics (FSO), use a globally unlicensed, wireless technology to provide speeds up to 2.5 Gbps over distances up to 7km. For more information visit www.fsona.com or www.free-space-optics.org

Further Information
For more information about fSONA, SONAbeam or Free-Space Optical Wireless, please contact:

604-273-6333
media@fsona.com

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